After over 53 years of service to Calmore Sports Club, our famed scorer Terry Sweetman has decided to retire from his notching duties.
Terry, who has been involved with the club since 1965 and was honoured in 2016 with an engraved glass plaque to commemorate his 50th year, made the very difficult decision to hang up his pens due to ongoing health issues and felt the time was right to retire.
A life member of the club, ‘Sweeters’ was a permanent fixture in the scorebox at Loperwood Park, predominantly for the second XI in more recent years, and his diligence and good humour made him a favourite with everyone in the club.
Chairman Pete Lavelle said, “Terry phoned me and has taken the difficult decision to retire from scoring, purely down to his health.
“He had nothing but kind words to say for the club and has enjoyed scoring for all the captains he has scored for and he wished Tom well for the upcoming season and he hoped to get up and watch some games this season.”
Club President Steve Brandes added his thanks to Terry for his service to Calmore Sports. “Terry was already a fixture at the club by the time I joined in 1978. Since then, his dedication has been absolute, save of course for those days when a club fixture clashed with that of his beloved Saints, who he has been a lifelong supporter.
“Those familiar with Terry’s work will already be aware of his immaculate scorebook and invariable accuracy. A rare error would give rise to threats by us mortals that his contract may not be renewed but it always, of course! He will sorely be missed around the club but we hope that he won’t be a stranger and a lager will be on the bar waiting for him.”
Second XI captain Tom Perry added on social media, “The most reliable man in the club. First name of the team sheet.”
Thank you Terry for all of your efforts, hard work, dedication, accuracy and service to our club.